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Staphylococcus aureus

GROWING RESISTANCE  Antibiotic resistant strains of Staphylococcus aureus (shown here in yellow) are pushing scientists to find alternative treatments, including vaccines.

Zika virus

ATTACK MODE  Researchers are learning about how the Zika virus (red) causes brain cells to stop growing, leading to microcephaly. Those discoveries may lead to treatments that can counteract the virus’s effect on developing brains.

egg fertilization

SO FAR, SO GOOD  Doctors say an infant boy, born in April as the result of a  “three-parent baby” technique, is doing well and shows no signs of having inherited a fatal mitochondrial disease from his mother.

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